Thursday, 26 March 2015

Corona WIP 4

Wierd colour scheme or not, this round is done. Tatted motif by motif while joining to the previous round. For each motif, I used about 2.5m on shuttle 1 and 3m on shuttle 2 with split rings and split chains.

Next is another 12 motifs. I am contemplating between a variegated or solid colour. Logically it should be a variegated but I am inclined to a solid colour.

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Glass Sculptures @ Changi Airport

These glass sculptures caught my eye at Terminal 2 Changi Airport. Is this mosaic glass art? Fresh flowers were arranged in the centre. It was surreal but at the same time it reminded me of the Rafflesia flower. I am not sure why, perhaps because of its size.

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Renulek's Wiosna 2015 WIP 7

I was a little behind on this but Round 7 is finally done.  This seems to be an additional row added to the original. I had planned to use the variegated thread but decided not to. I have just begun tatting Round 8 in the variegated thread.

Monday, 23 March 2015

Singapore Mourns

The loss of a great man who dedicated 
his life to his country.

Rest in Peace
Lee Kuan Yew.

Friday, 20 March 2015

Corona WIP 3

This is Round 7 half done. Still need to do 6 more of the same motif. I am not sure about the colour combination but I am sticking to it. I hope it doesn't turn out too wierd. That light purple is Lizbeth Size 80 #646 Purple Iris Light.

Thursday, 19 March 2015

View from OUE Building

Top photo is a panoramic view of the Singapore Esplanade and the Marina Bay area. We were having lunch at the OUE Rooftop. You can see the ships in the background. In front of that is all reclaimed land where the Marina Bay Sands building and the Gardens by the Bay are located.

The second photo is from the other side of the bay with the central business district buildings, Clifford Centre, the old post office which is now the Fullerton hotel.

The photo below shows the Esplanade area while the last photo contrasts the old architecture Fullerton hotel (right) with the new One Fullerton (left).

Taken from the OUE Rooftop
Taken on ground level from the Fullerton Bay Hotel

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Tatted Centrepiece Completed

This is finally done. Pattern is found in Aunt Ellen's Treasury - Tatting Patterns on page 35. Tatted in Altin Basak Size 50 threads in light blue (367), blue (324) and apricot (324). It measures about 20 inches across. 

Thank you all for your encouraging comments throughout.

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

South Sea Pearl Necklaces

I have been enjoying this. Stringing pearls that is. Silk thread is used and a knot is made after each pearl. The clasp is 18K white gold with diamonds specially designed for these strands. Aren't they gorgeous?

Monday, 16 March 2015

Corona WIP 2

Round 4 was a little tricky but 5 & 6 was fine. It isn't too difficult. My Josephine chains seem very thin compared to that tatted by Fox here.

I will change the thread colour for the next round which is individual motifs. That will take some time to tat. 

I hope more tatters join in. It is never too late.

Friday, 13 March 2015

Moving House

Not me, but the Marigolds. You can see some measly blooms but hopefully in their new home, they will do much better. They need lots of sun and feeding.

Is today Friday the 13th again. Last month the 13th was a friday too. Lucky or unlucky? Most of the time it is just another day.